Kanile'a Islander SAS-4 Solid Acacia Soprano Ukulele. Developed by the world renowned high-end ukulele brand, Kanile'a, the Islander range showcases a series of more affordable, Hawaiian designed instruments. Available in a selection of the classic ukulele tonewoods, Islander ukuleles are a real pleasure to play, with a sound quality that benefits from the more advanced Kanile'a designs.
The Solid Acacia series takes inspiration from Kanile'a's finest Hawaiian Koa built instruments, brought exclusively to the Islander range for players looking for a super resonant, all solid instrument with warmth, clarity and the signature Kanile'a feel and sound.
Kanile'a Islander SAS-4 Solid Acacia Soprano Ukulele is a perfect all premium wood option in gorgeously grained all solid acacia wood, with a traditional Island sound full of character and clarity. A perfect all round player and upgrade from a laminate instrument with the Kanile'a's quality stamp of approval makes this all solid acacia ukulele highly attractive for players looking for a classic Hawaiian sound. Koa wood has long been revered by ukulele players for its rich, resonant tones, brightness and clarity. Acacia wood, Koa's close cousin, shares some of its most desirable characteristics. This traditional ukulele tonewood has gorgeous striped patterns of light and dark brown and a colourful tone to match its visual beauty. Acacia is warm and rich, with an enhanced clarity of sound, with both bite and smooth sustain, ideal for both traditional and more contemporary styles.
Tastefully presented in a super sleek satin finish, the Islander SAS-4 Ukulele design is attractively complimented with stylish traditional oval shaped tuning buttons, traditional maple binding with nicely inlaid Herringbone purfling, Herringbone rosette, and Kanile'a's signature contoured walnut bridge with robust ABS black bridge pins.
To accommodate a range of contemporary playing styles, and for enhanced comfort across the fretboard, Islander Ukuleles feature a wider than usual fretboard. The 38mm nut width is a request common for people with larger hands, making trickier chord shapes much easier to play, a feature that can benefit both experienced and beginner players finding their way on the instrument. Additionally, wider string spacing at the bridge is ideal for developing good fingerstyle playing, allowing for more relaxed fingerpicking and melody playing.
A remarkable achievement by a high end brand, Kanile'a have given their magic touch to the Islander range, retaining many of their signature design features to create a highly desirable ukulele. For next level players looking for an all solid wood stunner with a hint of Hawaii, the Kanile'a Islander SAS-4 Solid Acacia Soprano Ukulele comes highly recommended!